Callum Nuttall

Partner & Property Platform Head

Gateley Legal


Callum is a leader in the fields of residential development, urban regeneration and urban extensions. He is also a Director of Gateley Plc and a member of the Gateley Group Strategic Board. 

Callum has specialised in acting for housebuilders, land promoters and landowners on large scale residential developments, regeneration schemes, urban extensions and residential-led mixed use schemes nationwide for over 25 years.

His work includes strategic option structures for greenbelt releases, long term urban regeneration schemes, multi developer collaboration agreements, PRS/BTR frameworks, strategic urban extensions and tax efficient landowner collaboration arrangements.

Callum was Birmingham Law Society Solicitor of the Year in 2008.

How do you help clients?

I principally help find novel solutions to unusual problems.

Residential development is a consensual business as all parties have agreed to move to a common objective, but the complexities of the planning, tax, mortgage and regulatory environments and the large sums of money involved create competing risks and opportunities even in an agreed deal.

I see my role as finding a way through these obstacles as quickly and simply as possible so my clients’ objectives are achieved in their desired timescales.

In a constantly changing sector, this can only be achieved by being wholly specialist and dedicated to the world of housebuilding and at the forefront of each new development, be it a risk or an opportunity.


  1. Acting for a consortium of housebuilders, developers and landowners on The Langley Sustainable Urban Extension, a 6,500 new home Green Belt release in the Midlands
  2. Acting for Harworth group on their promotion and serviced parcel sale of Waverley New Community, near Rotherham with 3,800 new homes, new schools, commercial development and community facilities
  3. Acting for Barratt, Bovis and Taylor Wimpey on their acquisition of Longford Park, Banbury for 1,060 new dwellings, school, communal areas and park.
  4. Acting for Bovis, Persimmon and Keepmoat in the 15-year £350m regeneration of three wards of North East Coventry with 3,500 new homes and involving master development and phase development agreement structures. 
  5. Acting for a consortium of landowners at Houghton Regis, near Luton for the promotion and serviced parcel sale of 1,750 new homes with ancillary commercial uses.